Better chance for AFL girls at Belmont club
MORE girls who start their football career at Belmont Junior Football Club will have the chance to pursue their AFL playing dreams.
As West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers recruit players for the inaugural Women’s Australian Football League next year, the local club has formed a better pathway for its female players.
Belmont JFC has joined forces with the Belmont Senior Football Club and Perth Angels Football Club to ensure a structured path exists for both girls and boys who want to pursue further development in AFL.
Belmont AFL Auskick co-ordinator John Allan said the time was now to bring the clubs together on a unified journey towards equality, diversity and opportunity for all children.
Belmont JFC has girls teams up to 17 years, while advanced players can join the Perth Angels, where they have the chance to impress for AFL drafting.
Perth Angels president Kristy Geuer, AFL Auskick Belmont coordinator John Allan and Belmont Bombers FC League captain Joel Cooper.